• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre, 1936)

The Banded Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) is also known as the Watchman Goby, because of its large protruding eyes and their typical behavior ‘standing guard‘ close to their cave. These gobies are often yellow with dots all over their body and are usually seen in shallow waters and sandy bottoms around Romblon Island.